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Friday, November 11, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. President gives John Hay sealed document and asks him to open it. Cabinet members learn contents for first time, although they signed it on August 23, 1864. Contents pledged them to support President-elect after November election. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Atty. Gen. Bates presents several of his friends to President. Bates, Diary.

President discusses with J. W. Forney and F. Carroll Brewster, city solicitor of Philadelphia, case of Cozzens, charged with supplying tents to government in violation of army regulations. Forney to Lincoln, 5 November 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confers with Sec. Seward on seizure of steamer "Florida" in Brazilian port. Washington Chronicle, 31 December 1864.

Receives from General Ulysses S. Grant congratulations on victory at polls. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 November 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:1.